Baked Sriracha Chicken Wings

Baked Sriracha Chicken Wings

If you think these look good, just wait till you taste them. But that’s not even the best part. They are baked, yes, but thanks to a nifty little trick, get as crisp in the oven as when deep-fried. Sounds too good to be true, Read more

Of Autumn & Butternut Squashes

Of Autumn & Butternut Squashes

October is here – the weather is taking its cue and obediently turning cooler. The lazy, unscheduled summer days of school holidays have given way to a more structured routine, to children back at school, to weeks more strictly divided into weekdays and weekends. Central Read more

Instant Ricotta Cheese Pedhas

Instant Ricotta Cheese Pedhas

Hi, my name is Suman and I am a former addict. There was a time in my life (mostly when I was growing tiny humans in my belly) when I could not get by a single day without my habit. I was, and I am Read more

Tandoori Cauliflower Bhurji (Scramble)

Tandoori Cauliflower Bhurji (Scramble)

Or equally, I could have titled this post, ‘An Ode to Cauliflower’. Brace yourself, I am about to sing cauliflower’s praises.  Because I am not sure I love another vegetable as I love this. Growing up, I was taught appreciation for all kinds of food, Read more

Beetroot & Tapioca Pearls Khichdi (& a Carrot Variation)

Beetroot & Tapioca Pearls Khichdi (& a Carrot Variation)

If anyone needs convincing that texture is an important part of our enjoyment of food, they only need to look at tapioca pearls. Why else would anyone use an ingredient that has nothing to say for itself in terms of flavour? Its sole job is Read more

Beautiful Bibimbap

Beautiful Bibimbap

At first, it was the name that did it. Many years ago, while on holiday abroad, we stopped for lunch at a little restaurant and on the menu was this dish that I had never heard of before.  How could I resist such a catchy Read more

Salmon and Sweet Potato Tikkis

Salmon and Sweet Potato Tikkis

I have a habit of combining foods with similar colours to see what happens (yes, I am quirky like that). And on most occasions, I am pleased with the results. There was that time when I decided to chuck cooked beetroot, red cabbage, some cherries Read more

Mangalore Buns

Mangalore Buns

You know when you are looking for things to do with those overripe bananas languishing in your fruit bowl and the Internet throws approximately 9,864,233 results of banana bread at you? And you feel overwhelmed just looking at the choices? I have a solution: Make Read more

Chilli & Coconut Prawn Fry, South Indian Style

Chilli & Coconut Prawn Fry, South Indian Style

To call something ‘South Indian’ is to make a broad, sweeping statement because the parts of India covered by that description, though similar, are also as diverse as they can get. India is a huge country, yes, but what’s more fascinating is that it feels Read more

Store Cupboard Sticky Orange Chicken

Store Cupboard Sticky Orange Chicken

One summer holiday in Florida, my children discovered the Americanised Chinese dish that is Orange Chicken. Almost as if in a fitting tribute to the state famous for its oranges, they chose to eat it at as many meals as they could. Even I, who Read more